Warm weather days have officially begun! A scenic bike ride is most likely at the top of your summer to-do list, so we curated the most iconic waterfront and harbourfront trails to either enjoy alone, with friends, or with your significant other.
During the weekends and holidays, the city closes major roads to enforce active transportation in respect to physical distancing. This expansion for the cycling network is called Active TO. If you’re coming from the east end, you’ll notice the expansion starting at Stadium Rd and Lakeshore Blvd W.
Queens Quay Trail
One of the most popular lakeshore bike trails is situated in Harbourfront. The bike path features two protected wide bike lanes that go as far as Humber Bay Shores. We suggest biking around the lake for a more scenic view. Don’t forget to stop by Sugar Beach, HTO Park and/or Beaver Tails for a tasty treat.
Marilyn Bell Park Trail
If you decide to go further than Queens Quay & Bathurst St, you’ll find yourself appreciating the beauty of Marilyn Bell Park Trail with gorgeous scenery and clear lake path. If you keep heading west, it’ll lead you to Sunnyside Pavilion Park – one of Toronto’s iconic landmarks with outstanding views.
Even so, don’t forget to check out Ontario Place, which boasts one of the city’s most beautiful landscapes alongside entertainment, sports, and retail attractions. Take a stroll around the park and you’ll find yourself going back for more visits.
Humber Bay Arch Bridge
If you keep heading west after Marilyn Park Trail, you’ll stumble upon the famous Humber Bay Arch Bridge in Humber Bay Shores. It’s something that you can’t miss!
As a side note – did you know biking is good for weight loss and mental wellbeing? A study by the YMCA showed that people who had an active lifestyle had a well-being score of 32 percent higher than inactive individuals. Not to mention that biking releases endorphin which boosts your energy levels and mindset.
These are Toronto waterfront’s most popular bike paths with iconic landscapes, and ones that you absolutely cannot miss!